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Jeppe Kari Lab

Heterogeneous biocatalysis

Jeppe Kari Lab aims to establish the field of heterogeneous biocatalysis (interfacial enzymology) by combining principles and practices from inorganic heterogeneous catalysis and conventional (homogeneous) biocatalysis. 

Interfacial enzymes for the utilization and recycling of (bio)polymers

The transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy requires new and improved enzymes to utilize and recycle biorenewable feedstocks as a principal carbon source.  


Jeppe Kari Lab  designs new and  improved enzymes for the industrial utilization and recycling of (bio)polymers. Biopolymers such as starch, chitin and cellulose  represent Nature’s largest sustainable reservoir of  organic carbon which makes it an attractive material  for biorefineries that makes liquid fuels and chemicals using biomass as feedstock. Another important group of enzymes is those capable of degrading plastic. These enzymes have in recent years been recognized as a potential technology for the bioprocessing of plastic. 

Explore structure

Processive cellulase (TrCel7A)

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